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Renton Police to step up presence at Seahawks run because of Boston bombing
Extra Renton Police officers will watch over the Seahawks 12K Run on Sunday, in light of the fatal bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday.
Thousands of runners are expected in Renton for the event that starts and ends at The Landing and goes through the Seahawks training facility in north Renton.
"A large number of uniformed officers, additional security, and other measures are in place to ensure the Seahawks 12K is a safe and enjoyable event for everyone," said Renton Police Commander Clark Wilcox.
Wilcox said the operations plan for the event took into consideration the bombing at the Boston Marathon. He said there are contingency plans to handle potential threats; police wouldn't release details of those plans.
Special events in Renton go through a permitting process, which includes reviewing what effects the event will have on police, fire and other city services. The departments then plan for these impacts, according to the city.